Gettin' Hot In Here

A new documentary film,The Great Warming, examining worldwide issues of climate change and offering a heaping of real-world solutions, will be released nationwide through the Regal Cinema chain on Nov. 3, with an initial showing in the nation's top 50 markets.

Shot on four continents, the 85-minute film is narrated by Keanu Reeves and Alanis Morissette (Morgan Freeman must have been busy). Regal spokespersons say that in recent months, "The Great Warming has attracted an unprecedented coalition of leaders in science, religion, business, environmental activism, and education."

Regal's acceptance of the film, says producer Karen Coshof, "is of special significance, as the company generally doesn't exhibit independent documentary films. This is a testament to Regal's recognition and support of the movie's commercial viability and to the wide public interest in finding ways to reverse the degradation of the planet."

Locally, Regal owns both Movies at Mt. Pleasant and the alien-spacecraft-sitting-in-a-parking-lot Charles Towne Square in North Chuck. Charleston is surely not in the nation's top 50 markets, but if response is good elsewhere, there's a fair chance it'll show up here. If not, there's always Netflix. –Patrick Sharbaugh

The Wheel World

Pissed 'cause you didn't make the cut when Jeopardy! held auditions here for hopeful contestants last year? Not to name any names, (coughBlairBarnacough) but you weren't alone. If you, too, feel like you were robbed, you'll have a chance to redeem yourself this and next weekend, when Wheel of Fortune will be in town looking for potential contestants for three weeks of shows, to be taped at the Charleston Area Convention Center from Jan. 12-14, 2007, and scheduled to air in February. Be at Citadel Mall Oct. 14 and 15 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., or at Northwoods Mall Oct. 21 and 22 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information about auditions and how to obtain free tickets, visit It also couldn't hurt to say you knew S.C. native Vanna White when. –PS

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